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For Tulane Undergraduates: 

My undergraduate research experience was one of my favorite parts of college! I highly recommend  joining a lab!  

At this point in my own training, I can really only mentor 1 or 2 students at a time. This ensures that I can commit to helping you achieve your own research goals, as well as my own :) 

A few thoughts that might (or might not!) be helpful:

1) There's no such thing as too early! Reaching out Freshman or Sophomore year gives you time to figure out if research is for you, learn more complex skills, and develop your own project ideas! 

2) I love talking about research! If I don't need research assistance and I can point you to another graduate student in the department, I would love to do so!

3) If you are interested in working with the Frank lab, I would suggest filling out our interest form and reaching out by email to myself or one of my lab-mates. The best time to reach out to me is at the beginning of the semester. If you haven't heard back within a week, feel free to send a reminder!

A note from Dr. Frank: During fieldwork the safety of the researchers and the animals are our highest priority. Bats are fragile and can carry infections including rabies and all of our fieldwork occurs at night. For this reason, we are very stringent and selective about including undergraduates in fieldwork. If you are interested in doing fieldwork that involves bat contact we ask that you work with us for at least 6 months on campus before joining us in the field so we can get to know you. There may also be opportunities to assist with fieldwork without animal handling. Thanks.